Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Four O'Clock Factoid: F for Fancy

Four O'Clock Factoid is a daily feature on Track Twenty-Nine helping to get you through the workday with a bit of useless knowledge.

F Units are a well-recognized line of diesel-electric railway engines produced by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division. These smoothly curving engines were very successful after their introduction in 1939 and played a major role in replacing steam power in North American railroading. While many associate their clean lines with crack passenger expresses, they were actually designed for freight service.

1 comment:

kenf said...

For passenger service there were the E units, somewhat larger than the Fs, but with a similar look.